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    Puns and Wordplay

    I like your ideas Seams regarding power, whores, horse. Seams. A while back I noticed that Cersei and other characters refer to women as fillies. Margery for example, I need to check and see if Cersei also refers to Marg..as a whore. She is encouraging the Kettleblack to ride the filly. So the idea of females and horses and power does make sense. I also like how you noticed Jon being considerate of his horse which I think he refers to it as " Lady". Sorry for typos, I am ill right now and my eyes are swollen and inflamed. I really should not even try to post till I can see but I wanted to thank you for this thread.
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    Puns and Wordplay

    Seams I have really enjoyed this thread and all the puns you have posted. Definite clues. Regarding the whores/horse word play. Tywin Lannister is not the only character to ride a horse inside a building. Bran ACOK Dancer was draped in bardings of snowy white wool emblazoned with the grey direwolf of House Stark, while Bran wore grey breeches and white doublet, his sleeves and collar trimmed with vair. Over his heart was his wolf’s-head brooch of silver and polished jet. He would sooner have had Summer than a silver wolf on his breast, but Ser Rodrik had been unyielding. The low stone steps balked Dancer only for a moment. When Bran urged her on, she took them easily. Beyond the wide oak-and-iron doors, eight long rows of trestle tables filled Winterfell’s Great Hall, four on each side of the center aisle. Men crowded shoulder to shoulder on the benches. “Stark!” they called as Bran trotted past, rising to their feet. “Winterfell! Winterfell!” He was old enough to know that it was not truly him t hey shouted for—it was the harvest they cheered, it was Robb and his victories, it was his lord father and his grandfather and all the Starks going back eight thousand years. Still, it made him swell with pride. For so long as it took him to ride the length of that hall he forgot that he was broken. Yet when he reached the dais, with every eye upon him, Osha and Hodor undid his straps and buckles, lifted him off Dancer’s back, and carried him to the high seat of his fathers. So I am not sure that whores/horses has so much to do with desecrating holy place. I wonder though if Martin is playing with us. " Where do whores go" asks Tyrion after Tywin says " Where ever whores go!" and we have a boy likened a few times to a " mule" in the story. HOdor! "Whore dooor?" Anyways I love your insights and the work you have put into this thead Seams. Well done.
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    Apologies to you Wizz-The-Smith, I posted a day or so ago and referred to you as a her when your a he. LOL so sorry. Thanks for kind words. Will be back later, when I can type better and not in so much pain. I still think there is a pattern to be found in one eyed people, animals that is a hint that BR has used them and the same with people who clank wooden teeth, and can smell the cold, and also short rangers who sleep in hollow oaks..lol
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    Tijgy, Thank you for responding about Dywen. I too have long loved this character and I also believe GRRM is wanting us to see him as some sort of tree soldier. Here is the part of the story regarding his using a tree as a temporary home. ACOK Out under the trees, some rangers had found enough duff and dry wood to start a fire beneath a slanting ridge of slate. Others had raised tents or made rude shelters by stretching their cloaks over low branches. Giant had crammed himself inside the hollow of a dead oak. “How d’ye like my castle, Lord Snow?” “It looks snug. You know where Sam is?” “Keep on the way you were. If you come on Ser Ottyn’s pavilion, you’ve gone too far.” Giant smiled. “Unless Sam’s found him a tree too. What a tree that would be.” What a tree indeed! I am also wondering about the conversation regarding Sam finding a tree! You know why? Because Sam did find a tree! A Brandon Stark tree...and with Bran's growing powers indeed " WHAT a tree that would be." Perhaps this was a bit of foreshadowing. Sorry, I had surgery yesterday on my mouth and still not feeling well enough to spend much time typing but wanted to thank you for writing about Dywen. I love Ed Tollett, Dywen, Giant. These characters are helping Jon and I am very fond of them. Mayhaps a crack pot idea but I wonder if Ed Tollett's name is a play by Martin regarding Hands of the King. Remember way back when Robert told Ned the hand takes the crap for the King? Could Jon ( I believe our hidden king) have had his own personal hand ( squire) whose very name was a hint? Edit so sorry. OOps I blame my mouth surgery yesterday for this lapse, It is Giant, not Dywen hiding in the tree. I was in the dentist seat for four hours with two extractions and two crowns. Dry socket issues today so the pain meds are flowing. It was Not Dywen hiding in the tree but another beloved character. Giant.
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    Evita I wish there was a like button regarding your mention of the Mass in Latin and the language issue of the CofF speaking in Old Tongue. Good find! Whizz comment about Hodor and his one eye frozen shut, I hope so much that she is correct in her idea that he is being used by BR to help get Bran to the Cave. I worry about this because while he has one eye frozen shut, he also has a hint that is not so good for his long term living. Please forgive how gross this sounds but GRRM sometimes does the gross. Snot characters..is it a death clue? It also mentions that he has frozen snot on his face and beard. How awful is this? Well ..I have personally looked up every character in the series that has some type of mucus coming from the nose. It is the same as chewing sour leaf...a real death decree I fear, so I went hunting to make sure our Bran, Arya, Jon, Sansa did not have any mucus..lol Sweet Robin is not yet dead, but he is called a snot nosed wretch by Tyrion. Chiswyck The men all roared, none louder than Chiswyck himself, who laughed so hard at his own story that snot dribbled from his nose down into his scraggy grey beard. Arya stood in the shadows of the stairwell and watched him Rorge began to laugh. He laughed so hard that snot flew out the hole where his nose had been Lark the Sisterman . "The Lord Commander wouldn't like that." There was ice under the big man's squashed pug nose, where his snot had frozen. A huge hand in a thick fur glove clenched tight around the shaft of a spear Samwell Tarly but maybe the scarf is a protection. He had wrapped his scarf over his nose and mouth, but it was covered with snot now, and so stiff he feared it must be frozen to his face Sallador "And Sallor picked his nose as if his snot was gold." He stood with his hands crossed at the wrists, his palms resting on the pommels of his blades; a curving Dothraki arakh on his left hip, a Myrish stiletto on his right. ( Possible foreshadow) Tyrion's trial. Shae speaking the people's reaction. . "It's true," Shae protested. "My giant of Lannister." The laughter swelled twice as loud. Their mouths were twisted in merriment, their bellies shook. Some laughed so hard that snot flew from their nostrils. I'll be sure to read it," Jon Snow replied. A line of pale snot ran from Maester Aemon's nose. He wiped it away with the back of his glove. "Knowledge is a weapon, Jon I am sorry my longest post this far has to do with mucus from the nose..lol All my favorite characters so far have kept their nose's clean, even if a lank of hair has fallen over one eye.
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    Still following this thread. So many wonderful essays and theories being put forth. I am a rather ill older woman (GRRM) age and my eye sight is not the best with my illness at the moment. I am also not pc skilled which means while I have ideas regarding the story line and the characters fates I am not really able to type them up correctly. Hopefully, my health will improve I can get off the medication and I can figure out how to use this new format. This is the main reason I read everything but seldom post. I just wanted to tell everyone who posts their thoughts, ideas here how much enjoyment they bring to me After reading the newer essays written, I am so pleased because I have suspected for awhile that another entity is in Ghost beside perhaps BR, and Jon. I have long wondered if the clues Martin gave us regarding "motherhood" might not be a clue to who is also residing in Ghost at times. Lyanna Stark might have in some way imparted enough of herself to Jon (Nissa Nissa idea of the mother's character and traits in the " sword" ie child.) Is it possible that in some way a part of Lyanna is also influencing Ghost? I was contemplating the UNCAT mother figure we have. She is not at rest because her children are not safe. Is there perhaps a subtle theme with mothers? It would be crackpot I know if some spirit of Jon's mother is inside Ghost, but I think perhaps there are some subtle clues in the story that could lend to that theory. Perhaps some of you fine folks can think on this idea or debunk it..Either would be fine. I am always struck by the fact that when Bran is in the coma and he is coming out of his coma..the end of his dream ( vision) involves him seeing a woman..(mother figure). This could be a very very subtle clue that GRRM slipped in right in AGOT to alert us that there is a woman hidden behind the direwolf (Ghost) The theme of mothers as ghosts in the mists in GRRM prose writing Spoiler below regarding a DUNK and EGG story! Also in one of the Dunk and Egg stories we have BR glammored in a Maynard Plumm? . Later in AFFC We also have this weird story about a dead Plumm fathering a child. Thers is no doubt that BR was using a Plumm knight to glamour himslef in the Dunk/EGG story..If it was a dead Plum body then we have our answer regarding Br's power. Also the idea of one eared, one eyed animals being used by BR. YES! I have long believed this to be true. What I do wonder about is whether one eared, or one eyed people are also being used in a sense by BR. Something about Dwyen the guy with the wooden clanking teeth who holed up in a tree on the ranging and I think is missing an ear? Anyways, my poor thoughts regarding so much fine material presented here. Please excuse mistakes, my eyesight is not good.. Evita's essay on the communion and Father, Son, and Holy Ghost makes alot of sense. But I wonder if Mother Mary...ie Lyanna is also somehow alive in Ghost.
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    Ok now I have tears in my eyes..lol Thank you for wonderful welcome and this does indeed seem a very very nice thread with kind and thoughtful responses. Perhaps I will post more. I understand completely the dilemma of posting about Bran's capabilities in other threads. Very few serious readers willing to really delve deeply into Martin's use of prose as literary clues for us. I think someone mentioned a blog by a very nice fellow named Cantuse. He has been ill for a while but I recently noticed he has posted a wonderful article on Bran's visions and how they are actually explaining happenings in real time to other characters and possibly even the future. I do not know how to link his blog here but I think Whizz or Longrider might know his blog. Really a great read and much like your breakdown of the wind and rustling leaves metaphors with BR and Bran. Oh, one other idea from all of you. I rather liked the ideas all of you presenting about the symbolism of Bran. Bran with his bird like perch on top of WF and then later his being in the whole raven idea and learning to fly. I do believe Bran is in the raven in many parts of the story in ADWD and especially the gift Wind chapters. Also how you all included Jon on top of the wall ,,,the black crow perching. l loved the person who posted the comment about Araya in Braavos " PERCHED on the piling while its windy and foggy.( She reminded me of a seagull ) Sansa in the Vale and her bird thoughts wishing she could fly away. I will have to do a reread to see if any other characters other than the Stark children arg given this symbolism. I know Tyrion perches but he is noted with the gargoyle that perches. Will have to check on Dany over in Meereen high on top her pyramid. Just love this whole thread.
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    Evita and everyone who has posted on this thread. I want to say how much I have enjoyed your posts. So much thought and work in all the details you have written. I seldom post on the forums but I read many of the threads. I want to tell Evita that I have followed her posts for the last year in whatever thread she posted in and I have just loved everything she has posted. A wonderful teacher who has given me many moments of pleasure. I am sorry I waited so long to post appreciation. I am a very old woman and not very good on the computer side. I wish I had been a young student in Evita's English lit class...what a joy. Once again thank you to everyone who has posted here. I have pages and pages of notes from the books because I noticed hints of symbols and metaphors but could not put them together in my understanding. Parallel plotlines etc etc. Someone above mentioned the wind and the various ways GRRM describes cloaks being affected by the wind. I have had that list broken down into characters for two years..lol. Those whose cloaks flapp, or snap. Those whose cloaks stream. Etc... Perhaps one day someone will explain how these characters are aligned. I am sure there are clues there, I am just not able to figure it out. Thank you to those who do and who post their finds here. I have just loved the wind is Bran idea and I am convinced by all of your fine work on this thread..
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    [Book Spoilers] EP305 Discussion

    Loved this episode. Bryan Cogman did fantastic writing. Bringing the character Shireen from the book to TV... that little actress nailed it. I loved her interaction with Davos. I like the actor who is playing Davos..does a fine job. The credits where she sings Patchface's prophecy..excellent touch. Queen Selyse is a zealot and bat crazy..so the fetus in jars is one way of exposing it I guess. I also think like others that the fetus may be used instead of leaches later. :ack: Loved the bath scene with Brienne and Jaimie. Grey Worm and explaining the reason behind the names..perfect. Barristan and Jorah..great exchange and I think it might set up exposure of Jorah to Dany. Arya and Gendry made me cry. The hound and Beric..just that whole scene ..was so well done. This entire episode was really well done. If I had one bit of complaint it is the Rob scenes. I never understood why they had Rob laugh last episode when Edmure is trying to shoot the arrow. Its his grandfather's funeral and his Mother is upset..just seemed out of character for Rob to laugh then. Again this episode with Rob...oh well its TV not the books.
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    [TWoW Spoilers] Barristan

    Thank you Azador for excellent notes on the Barristan chapters. As to the Dothraki and Dany, I think I read that Khal Pono is now near Meeren with 30,000 strong Khalasar. I do believe Dany will have to deal with the remaining Khals before she can return to Meeren. I am hoping having one huge dragon will make short work of it so that she can return quickly to Meeren with more Dothraki following her. One curious aspect about them is that they use dragonbone bows which are very strong and hit targets much further than Westeros bows. I also think Dany must deal with the crones at Vaes Dothrak. She had a vision in HOU Beneath the Mother of Mountains a line of naked crones crept from a great lake and knelt shivering before her, their grey heads bowed. I am just hoping Barristan holds Meeren until she returns. I love his character.